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Comment: More from wiki... (Score 4, Informative) 254

by JoeyRox (#49536177) Attached to: Wellness App Author Lied About Cancer Diagnosis
Seems this is just a case of fraud and greed rather than someone lying to promote a cause they truly believe in:

"In early 2015, media scrutiny revealed that Gibson's cancer claims appear to have been fabricated, that she had lied about her age and other details of her personal life and history, and she had used campaign donations to lead a profligate and affluent lifestyle instead of delivering the money to charitable institutions as promised. There are claims she rented an expensive town house, leased an office suite and luxury car, underwent cosmetic dental procedures, and holidayed internationally from the proceeds of money purportedly raised for charity"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B...

Comment: Re:Contradiction in article summary (Score 2) 360

by JoeyRox (#49382961) Attached to: Why More 'Star Wars' Actors Don't Become Stars
The fact that the agent may be working for his own interests does not address the contradiction - it only means the agent is lying to his clients about their improved marketability from staring in the film. As to whether Mark Hamill would have had a less successful acting career without Star Wars, that depends on how you define successful; if you mean a lifetime of showing up to conventions and signing autographs for $10 a piece then maybe. If instead you mean an actual acting career with other significant roles, I would say no.

Comment: Contradiction in article summary (Score 4, Interesting) 360

by JoeyRox (#49382859) Attached to: Why More 'Star Wars' Actors Don't Become Stars
The first section of the summary states that actors have trouble finding other roles after staring in the Star Wars franchise but then concludes with an agent saying actors should accept the low-paying Star Wars roles because it "...guarantees a huge global audience, enhancing an actor's marketability."

We don't really understand it, so we'll give it to the programmers.

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